no one yet has been able to counter any of my arguments
i.e. every time someone does, you stick your fingers in yours ears, ignore them and change the subject. *speaking from experience*
I've placed in the top 20 at Ludum Dare
Do link to your game. I'd be quite interested to see if it lives up to this hype your post perpetuates.
I showed Iji to a friend once and he agreed with me that the game was too boring to be worth playing.
Solid evidence at last! Well, I showed Iji to a friend too, who liked it. Shock! Contradictory anecdote!
Moral of the story: silly personal anecdotes mean nothing.
orange08 added in some appeal to authority in there
So you say "Only a small 'cult' of fans like Iji."
Orange08 posts links to influential members of the indie community who do like Iji.
"APPEAL TO AUTHORITY".
It isn't an appeal to authority if your point was that very few people, and nobody of importance like it.
Very few people outside the Indie community like Iji.
Very few people outside of the indie community have heard of Iji. What's your point?
R&J is about forbidden love, while Iji is about... aliens trying to destroy Earth?
If you're going to be so literal, change your inital phrase: "Romeo and Juliet is about... teenagers who commit suicide." That would use as much knowledge of Shakespeare as you used in your brilliant critical analysis of Iji.
And how exactly does editing a freely editable website qualify you for anything?
It qualifies him as much as reading a freely editable website qualifies you to talk about the literary merit of the story.
Are you willing to discuss the gameplay?
Are you willing to not pretend that the entirity of the gameplay is duck-shoot-duck-shoot...?